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Salvage the Bones
Salvage the Bones | Jesmyn Ward
A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch's father is growing concerned. He's a hard drinker, largely absent, and it isn't often he worries about the family. Esch and her three brothers are stocking up on food, but there isn't much to save. Lately, Esch can't keep down what food she gets; at fifteen, she has just realized that she's pregnant. Her brother Skeetah is sneaking scraps for his prized pit bull's new litter, dying one by one. Meanwhile, brothers Randall and Junior try to stake their claim in a family long on child's play and short on parenting. As the twelve days that make up the novel's framework yield to a dramatic conclusion, this unforgettable family - motherless children sacrificing for one another as they can, protectingand nurturing where love is scarce - pulls itself up to face another day.
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Eggs
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve still got to read this one!! 2mo
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️🦴❤️ 2mo
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FelinesAndFelonies
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I thought this was an extremely well-written book that told a realistic story about hope & family. I loved the writing & read it in one sitting. The descriptive language made the scenes come to life. The story was tender & painful but full of glimmers of hope. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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mdm139
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I can see what this book gets a lot of hype. It is very raw, like Jack London. Abrupt prose like Hemingway. Lots of trigger warnings and some scenes are extremely disturbing and hard to stomach. But it is masterfully done.

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Bookwormjillk
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#12booksof2021 #12booksof21

My best read of April. I am still worried about this fictional family!

HeathHof Great choice, and same! 11mo
Andrew65 A wonderful author. 11mo
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vlwelser
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

1. I'm not even sure what genre is my actual favorite. But... In general fiction Jesmyn Ward is a definite favorite. I will read anything she decides to write. Tagging my fav.
2. OMG Harlem Shuffle. It's like he took all of the boring parts of Nickel Boys and made a new book.
3. I'm grateful for @Eggs and this reminder to pause and reflect.

Eggs Great choice #1! So nice what you said 😍🥰 Have a lovely day💕💕 (edited) 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Jesmyn Ward!! 12mo
Viji I finished Harlem Shuffle but it was a struggle 😒 11mo
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Hamlet
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Ward‘s story moves quickly with bloody dog fights, candid (even upsetting) sexuality, & a Black family‘s struggles with poverty. The honesty of the author‘s insights propels the story as powerfully as the threatening hurricane surging towards the gulf coast. Ward is an author with a strong voice and loads of potential. The protagonist Esch lingers in the mind when the story ends. This is a fast and worthwhile read.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Disaster Hurricane Katrina
#ConflictedWorlds

I missed yesterday 😩

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SusanLee
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I just chose this one! 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Eggs 🙌🏻💔👍🏼 1y
mcctrish I read Salvage the Bones, no idea it was a series 🤯 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @mcctrish I didn‘t either!! 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @mcctrish that‘s so odd because they aren‘t labeled that way 😩 1y
mcctrish Just weird 🤣🤣 1y
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love her ❤️❤️ 1y
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Lesliereads
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Just getting around to reading this novel, first published in 2011.
It‘s raw, relentless, tender, terrible. Raw, relentless, tender, terrible. Raw, relentless, tender, terrible. #jesmynward #hurricanekatrina #sauvageMS

Lindy And after all that, it‘s very rewarding. 🏆 1y
Lesliereads @Lindy Agreed! Despite my description, reading this book does not inspire pity, but something more fortifying. 1y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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This books follows the Batiste family for twelve days surrounding Hurricane Katrina as it hits Bois Sauvage, a fictional town in southern Mississippi. We see the events through the eyes of Esch, fourteen years old and the lone daughter in a motherless family. Her father isn't much of a nurturer or bread-winner, so it's up to Esch and her brothers Randall, Skeetah, and Junior to care for each other with the little they have. The book starts out⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick slow, like a hot Southern day, with us seeing the ins and outs of their daily lives. Each day builds on the next until Mother Nature brings Katrina to their backyard. Emotionally, this book can take it's toll on you. Some of the events inside are heartbreaking or even maddening, but it was also enlightening to see how this one particular family, so very different from my own, copes with what life has handed them. There were moments when I ⬇️ 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick cried and a coupled where I cheered, but mostly I was so very glad for the bond between the siblings, even if it was hard to spot sometimes.

Playing catchup on April #AAM #AAMJW AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville #bookspinbingo @thearomaofbooks April #doublespin and #pop21 #FoundOnABlackLivesMatterReadingList
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
Tera66 Great review!! 2y
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Blackink_WhitePaper
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Brilliant writing, beautiful and heartbreaking story. I loved how she added details to each and everything in the story. So when we read those vivid description we can actually picture ourself the scene and we start to build bond with the characters, we feel sorry for them. At places it was difficult to go through the details ( dog fights 😔) I should read more from this author. 5🌟

Thanks for the recommendation @Soubhiville 😅😀 #authoramonth

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BkClubCare
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Committed to reading this for TOB favorites but am still hesitantly getting into it. Plus a friend sent it to me, so I *MUST* finish! Oh - I did encounter a pie reference so 👍
#PieinLiterature #LitPie #NatlBookAward #TOBFavoritesLongList

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Julsmarshall
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Wow! This intimate look at rural poverty and pain, violence and grace is infused with Greek tragedy and southern perspectives. With Hurricane Katrina as the backdrop, I will remember the power and poetry of this book for a long time. It ywas harrowingly perfect. Thanks for encouraging me to read more Jesmyn Ward, @Soubhiville , her books are always stunners! #authoramonth

Soubhiville I‘m so happy the group voted her in for this year, I love her work. ❤️ (edited) 2y
Julsmarshall @Soubhiville Me too ! Sing, Unburied Sing was also outstanding, 2y
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mcctrish
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This was a Christmas gift from @pigeonsandcrows ❤️ set in Bois Sauvage, Mississippi just before Katrina hits. It centres on a family already rocked by poverty and loss, 4 very different siblings on separate paths. It‘s such a powerful story. I think it would be an amazing book to tackle in high school English

MsMelissa Are you reading outside? It‘s snowing here at the moment 😰 2y
mcctrish @MsMelissa this pic was 2 days ago, it‘s so windy outside right now the cover on our hot tub blew up. I was walking and trying to listen to an audio book and sometimes I couldn‘t hear the book the wind was blowing so hard 😱 I‘m sorry about the snow 😬 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I read this one for #AuthorAMonth too and really liked it. She has 2 other books set there, I really liked Sing, Unburied, Sing too, maybe even a bit more, when you get a chance you might want to check that one out too. 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa The other book set there was her debut novel , which I‘m just reading now. I can definitely see how her writing has grown since then, but it‘s still a very good read. (edited) 2y
mcctrish @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I was aware of Sing, Unburied, Sing but did not realize, until I started reading this book, that it was the second in this series or that there was a series and now there is a third. I will totally be reading the next 2 but I need some lighter fair first 2y
ShelleyBooksie Beautiful flowers 2y
mcctrish Thx @ShelleyBooksie at this point I will spend all the money on flowers so there is some joy 2y
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Caryl
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This book is a masterpiece. Thanks to #authoramonth, I finally got around to reading it! It‘s been on my shelf since 2018 when I was fortunate to here Jesmyn Ward speak. I loved the how the siblings cared for one another. I was wondering if my 11th and 12th graders might be as captivated as I was; this book won an Alex Award in 2012, given each year to “ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults.”

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CareBear
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This was heartbreakingly beautiful. I loved it.

I don‘t know if I‘ll get to Men we Reaped and Sing, Unburied, Sing in April but I own both and will definitely be bumping them up the TBR.
#authoramonth
#readathon

EmilyM You have to add Where the Line Bleeds , also by Ward. It takes place in the same setting as Salvage and Sing! 2y
CareBear I will, thanks for the suggestion! @EmilyM 2y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Thanks for the "tag" @IuliaC ?

1. I was the mouthy best friend growing up & a common question from the victims of my smart mouth was, "What are you? His/Her sidekick?" Yes as a matter of fact, I was. I had to get my book love in there, too.

2. My couch - it allows for a variety of positions and gets great sunlight.

3. Tagged

4. Just three - me, my guy, and Watson the ?

Play if you want!!

#wondrouswednesday @eggs

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🧡📙🧡 2y
Megabooks I love number 1 💜😁 2y
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So many things need to happen before a hurricane arrives and no one describes the preparation and the aftermath like Ward. A family of unique personalities and needs: teen pregnancy, basketball dreamer, drunk father, and a survivor who loves his dog, but trains her to kill. They all love each other in an unforgiving place. This is one of those books that the place is also a character - hard, hot, unrelenting.

#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love her ❤️ 2y
megnews I love when place is a character. And Jesmyn Ward is really good at drawing you in to the setting. 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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What a powerful story of family and survival. Ward does such a great job showing how families deal with tragedy and adversity, how they carry on together, annoying each other while supporting each other and she does it with such a lyrical use of words they even the tragedies are beautiful to read. I will add a trigger warning for dog fighting... but it was integral to the story, about what we take pride in and love.

Sleepswithbooks I literally just finished this book 😀 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Sleepswithbooks I finished it late last night/early this morning! 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Sleepswithbooks I started Sing, Unburied, Sing already! 2y
Sleepswithbooks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa - That looks good! I just added it to my TBR list!!! 2y
Butterfinger I started this last night. 2y
SamAnne I highly recommend the film Beasts of the Southern Wild which takes place in the bayou as Katrina is hitting. A brilliant, beautiful film with some magic realism done really well.The young actress in it was the youngest to ever be nominated for an Oscar. Kind of the perfect movie to watch during this #authoramonth 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @SamAnne Thank you, that sounds very good. 2y
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Caryl
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Well, I completed three of my four goals, plus I‘m almost halfway through the tagged book for #AuthorAMonth. Not bad!

Thanks for the reading encouragement, @Andrew65 !

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🍾🥂🍾🥂🎉🥳😊 Thanks for playing long. 2y
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BkClubCare
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Oh no! I was just about to start this because it was on the longlist for the Goodreads Tournament of Favorites; but the shortlist was announced yesterday. This is not on it. DO I READ it anyway? (I do want to read it someday but right now I want to read “something else”. ) #ToFavorites #ToB2021Faves #EstherFest #EstherAssisting #DogsofLitsy
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xicanti I‘m pretty sure Esther and I agree you should read that something else. This one‘ll keep. 2y
BkClubCare @xicanti - thank you. I know E-pup thanks you. 2y
mcctrish Goodreads tournament of favourites? This is the first I‘m hearing of this and so intrigued. ( I just finished Salvage the Bones, on my tbr forever and also received as a gift. It was heavier material than I thought I was up for this far into the pandemic but I‘m glad I stuck with it. It‘s a wonderful story 2y
BkClubCare @mcctrish - oh, I know it is likely terrific - just need to not allow distractions 🤣 (Like Litsy?!) and yes! Join the Tournament of Books group on goodreads and join in! Shortlist was just announced- the volunteers had originally listed every nonwinner from last 16 years of the tourney, we voted and wa la! The slate is terrific. I only need to read Stephen Florida. 2y
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A slow build-up until about two-thirds through, this book picks up tempo as Hurricane Katrina comes stalking as a category 5 in the gulf, threatening and then devastating everything. Ward has a gift in the way she describes everything: a person, a house, the woods, a truck. I wasn‘t immediately impressed with this book, feeling more description than action but her tempo mirrored the weather, which was like a character itself. Beautifully done.

CindyMyLifeIsLit This one is on my tbr, but I loved Sing, Unburied, Sing. Absolutely beautiful! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks She is phenomenal ❤️ 2y
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New-to-me author Jesmyn Ward‘s “Salvage the Bones” is quite enjoyable so far as my pick for #authoramonth. Anyone else reading this one?

@Soubhiville

Bookwormjillk I finished it last weekend. I loved it. 2y
Sleepswithbooks I‘m so happy to hear this @Bookwormjillk 😃 2y
AmyG I read this and thought it was beautifull written. 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I just finished this one the other day. I liked it. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love her ❤️ 2y
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Texreader
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I just finished this one but I believe I need to digest it before reviewing it. I was not a big fan until the tempo picked up, and when I finished it, I realized why the author used the tempo she did and it may have been genius. So to avoid rushing to criticize, or praise, I just need to think on it. Wow. #authoramonth @Soubhiville

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Everything is starting to bloom

la_rose_noire That's a beautiful picture! 2y
mcctrish @la_rose_noire thank you ☺️ (edited) 2y
AmyG Spring! So lovely. 2y
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mcctrish @AmyG we have had a really lovely spring so far 2y
Litsi Pretty pretty. Thanks for reminding us of the visual component of Litsy. 2y
mcctrish @Litsi Instagram shouldn‘t have all the fun 🤣 2y
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Soubhiville
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Devastating. TW for animal abuse, death.

The last part when Katrina actually arrives slammed me hard. I don‘t know how I could deal in Skeeter‘s situation. Heartbreaking.

I love Jesmyn Ward. I‘m going to read all of her books. Soon. Thanks #AuthorAMonth folks for voting for her, I‘m so glad to have met her works.

Leftcoastzen 🐶😘 2y
AmyG The writing! I honestly could envision all of it so clearly....which was how I had trouble with the animal cruelty. So very vivid. And yes, so heartbreaking in many different ways. 2y
vlwelser This is one of my favorite books. ❤ 2y
TrishB I know I can‘t read this because everyone has said about the animal cruelty bits 😞 2y
Hooked_on_books I agree about Ward. She‘s a treasure. I think I‘ve read 3 of hers plus a book she edited, but I plan to eventually read them all. 2y
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What a brilliant and beautiful book! Ward‘s prose is jaw-droppingly gorgeous. She is a master of show, don‘t tell and can reveal so much in a single sentence. Not an easy read at times, particularly the scenes of animal cruelty, but there‘s nothing gratuitous here. Not a word is wasted. So glad this #AuthorAMonth read was my April #bookspin .

Soubhiville I‘m almost finished with this one. What an amazing writer! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #AuthorAMonth2021 @Soubhiville

Oh, Jesmyn Ward how you break my heart with your beautiful words. 💚💔

Although the dog fighting scenes were difficult for me, this is still an amazing piece of literature. Her descriptions of Katrina were so accurate that it put me right back there.

If you haven't read this author yet, do yourself a favor and add all her books to your TBR. 😀

DHill Everything yes. 2y
Soubhiville I am so glad to be reading her books for the first time this year. I think she is a new favorite author for me. ❤️. Great review. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great review!!! 2y
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The content of this book was heartbreaking and hard to read, but that doesn‘t stop it from being a masterpiece. Wow. I will hold this family in my heart for a long time. #AuthorAMonth2021

Soubhiville I‘m in the last few chapters, and I totally agree! 2y
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AmyG
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A story of a poor family in Mississippi as they prepare and live through Hurricaine Katrina....narrated by the daughter, Esch.
Beautifully written. I felt as if I were there, I could taste the dust of the hot summer.

TW: dog fighting. I have trouble reading about that so I skimmed those parts.

#authoramonth April @Soubhiville

KVanRead Just started it and loving it so far. 2y
dariazeoli The dog fighting is the reason I DNFd this one. I‘m hoping to get through another one this time! 2y
AmyG @dariazeoli I just couldn‘t. I hear you. 2y
Suet624 I keep thinking I‘ve read this one but I clearly haven‘t. 2y
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KVanRead
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Finally reading something for #AuthorAMonth!! - cuz it‘s my #Bookspin, lol! Started this last night and the first chapter knocked my socks off! It could stand alone as a beautiful little short story. The prose is stunning and communicates so much. Each sentence speaks volumes.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
vlwelser This is one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy it. 💕💕 2y
KVanRead @vlwelser loving it so far😍 2y
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Amiable
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Just completed my first read for April‘s #authoramonth @Soubhiville

Soubhiville Yay! I‘m planning to read this one too. 2y
Cathythoughts Lovely picture 👍🏻❤️ 2y
Amiable @Cathythoughts The colors on the cover just pop, don‘t they? So pretty! 2y
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Soubhiville
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It‘s April, time to bring out our Jesmin Ward books for #AuthorAMonth. What are you planning to read?

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure challenge, read as many or as few as you like. The authors were voted on by Litsy, see list for the year above.

At the end of the year there will be one prize box going to the person who read the most books. To qualify the books must be finished during the author‘s month. ⬇️

Soubhiville Randomly drawn prizes will be chosen from the list of participants- for these prizes you only have to have read at least one book during the year that qualifies, and must still be an active Litsy user.

As always, let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the tag list. 🙂📚. Happy Reading!
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AmyG I started Salvage the Bones....I am enjoying it so far. 2y
Amiable I‘m definitely reading “Salvage the Bones,” possibly others 2y
TheBookHippie Enjoy!!! I‘ve read all her books. See you next month! 2y
Scochrane26 I‘m going to read Men we Reaped 2y
Bookwormjillk Just downloaded Salvage The Bones from my library 2y
Eggs Sing Unburied Sing, Men We Reaped 2y
vlwelser I've read most of her books. She's one of my favorites. I'm starting with 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I have not read a bunch of hers before so I have a bunch of possibilities. 2y
SamAnne I read nearly all of hers. I like forward to reading the reviews. The men we Reaped is a great memoir. 2y
Julsmarshall I plan to read Salvage the Bones! I loved Sing Unburied Sing! 2y
Deblovestoread I am hoping to get both Salvage the Bones and Where the Line Bleeds@this month. Love her! 2y
ValerieAndBooks I have her ebooks on hold from the library— Hope one becomes available before the end of the month. I reserved them a few weeks ago but the wait lists are at least 4 weeks long from now. 2y
mom2bugnbee I managed to get three of her books through Libby. Excited! Starting with 2y
LazyOwl Thanks for organising. I'm going to take a break for a bit from Author a Month. 2y
Andrew65 Looking forward to getting to more of her books, waiting to see what library holds come in. 2y
Butterfinger I have Men We Reaped, Salvage the Bones, and Sing, Unburied, Sing 2y
CoffeeNBooks Sing, Unburied, Sing- it's been sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read for a long time! 2y
Texreader I plan to read 2y
Bookzombie I‘m planning to start with Men We Reaped. 2y
staci.reads I've read all her books - she is one of my favorites! I'm going to read Navigate Your Stars, a Commencement speech she gave, and if I have time, I may reread Sing, Unburied, Sing - my favorite of hers. 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'm going my hold on Salvage the Bones comes in this month. I have access to the essay collection she edited, The Fire This Time, on audio so I'll give that a go until the other comes in. 2y
Caryl I think I‘m going to go with 2y
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AmyG
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Starting my April #authoramonth book a day early! 🙌🏻👍🏻

@Soubhiville

Suet624 For some reason I thought I had read this one, but apparently not. A great author to read for a month. 2y
AmyG She is a wonderful writer. 2y
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Julsmarshall
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My April #BookspinBingo list! I did well in March, finishing up my #doublespin book today. April is super busy for me work wise but O hope to finish a few books at least. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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radelyn
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Jermyn Ward writes with such a human and unpretentious love for her characters. Read this book! #litsyAtoZ

EmilyM I love her books! 2y
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Texreader
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More from book shopping yesterday: #authoramonth for April. @Soubhiville

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AmyG
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@j9brown THANK YOU! I love this package. The pouch (great proverb) is already filled for my purse (I tend to just throw stuff in but now I am organized). The candle smells wonderful, great journal....and chocolate which is my favorite reading treat. But the books are just perfect!!! All for my #authoramonth challenges. I am so thrilled with everything.

Amd thank you @Chelleo for organizing this great #BlitsySwap #BlackHistoryMonthSwap #BHMS

Gissy Yes, love those words written in the pouch ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
j9brown Yay, glad you like it! Happy reading! 😄 2y
riversong153 Great! Salvage the Bones is a good read too! 2y
ju.ca.no Oh enjoy! I loved 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗📚🎉 2y
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I‘ve wanted to listen to this National Book Award Winner for a while-& maybe it‘s just because I concurrently read & listened to two books with so much animal abuse, but I had a hard time listening to this one! It‘s well-performed & vividly written, but lacks some deeper character development that would help deeper connections to the characters during the time leading up to & during Hurricane Katrina. A discussion starter for sure! #AudioColoring

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Faveblackauthor

#ShowSomeLove ❤️📚❤️📚

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Eggbeater
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Book 1 finished for the #20in4 #Readathon @Andrew65

⚠️ Warning, this book is very disturbing if you are an animal lover, but it should be disturbing if you are a person lover too, and maybe that is the point. I was very attached to these characters and invested in their outcomes despite loathing what some of them were doing. It made me consider things from a different perspective. As a pit bull owner myself, this was a tough read though.

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2y
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It‘s beautifully written and incredibly evocative, but by golly this is a tough read. It‘s a hard life and there is no lightening of the load for the characters in sight. The reverse in fact. Powerful.

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Soubhiville
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I had no idea Room was inspired by a true story- how horrifying. Although it sounds like the original story was quite different.

I‘m not surprised to hear that The Nightingale was based on facts.

Salvage the Bones is waiting patiently on my TBR shelf.

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OriginalCyn620 I didn‘t know that about Room either. The real story sounds even more horrifying. 2y
SilversReviews I didn‘t know that about ROOM either. AWFUL. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yeah bones is waiting on my shelf too!! 2y
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Salvage the Bones | Jesmyn Ward
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"And I get up because it is the only thing I can do"

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OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚❤️ 2y
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wideeyedreader
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Another one read for #bookspinbingo! This is the #BOTM add-on I got this month, because I loved her other book Sing, Unburied, Sing. Salvage the Bones is just as beautifully written and compelling, but I did enjoy Sing more. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

TheAromaofBooks Love the cover!! 2y
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Set in the days leading up to hurricane Katrina, the book follows 14-year-old Esch, her three brothers, and their somewhat absent father as they prepare for the storm. The family‘s poverty, the absence of parents, the lack of resources - it adds up to a mounting catastrophe that has these poor kids trying desperately to hold it together. The prose is fantastic and it is absolutely worth reading if you‘re up for some worthwhile emotional upheaval.